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Gay sex horrendous: Socio-religious bodies tell SC

Vehemently opposing the decriminalisation of gay sex, various social and religious organisation Wednesday contended before the Supreme Court that allowing such acts would lead to "horrendous" situation.



New Delhi: Vehemently opposing the
decriminalisation of gay sex, various social and religious organisation Wednesday contended before the Supreme Court that allowing such acts would lead to "horrendous" situation.

Appearing before a bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J
Mukhopadhaya, they contended that homosexual behaviour is a
disease, which should be cured through counselling and
rehabilitation.

"It would be a horrendous situation in Indian society if
it is allowed. The organisations (fighting for gay rights)
should try to bring such people to national mainstream by
providing counselling them," said senior advocate Radha
Krishana, appearing for a Catholic organisation.

He said approving such acts is against the concept of
family and marriage.
"India has got its own culture, tradition and custom. We
cannot follow other culture. These things are being dumped in
the country," he said.

Other Christian groups, including Utkal Christian Council
and Apostolic Churches Alliance too opposed the Delhi High
Court order which had in 2009 legalised gay sex between
consenting adults in private.

A Delhi-based social group Krantikari Manuvadi Morcha
also opposed the high court verdict.
The high court had in 2009 decriminalised gay sex as
provided in Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and had
ruled that the sex between two consenting adults of same sex
in private would not be an offence.

Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC makes gay sex
a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term.

PTI

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